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Using Spare Parts Might “Jump-Start” Protein Design

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Weizmann Institute scientists find that including “non-ideal” components in the design may be key to functional artificial proteins
26-Sep-2017 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genomic Recycling: Ancestral Genes Take On New Roles

Dr. Igor Ulitsky has found that ancient genes that lost their ability to make proteins were “recycled,” surviving across millennia – and species – by evolving to produce a type of RNA that regulates major biological processes. His findings...
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Laser-Free Method of Ion Cooling Has Range of Potential Uses

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Prof. Daniel Zajfman's universal ion trap cools to a tenth of a degree above absolute zero. The new method does not depend on the type or the weight of the ion and, thus, might be used to investigate the properties of large biological molecules or...
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Bacteria Hinder Chemotherapy

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Dr. Ravid Straussman and colleagues have discovered that bacteria not only live in pancreatic cancer, but are able to render a chemo drug ineffective. Fortunately, it appears that taking antibiotics allows the chemo to work again.
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Altitude Training for Cancer-Fighting Cells

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Training at altitude – meaning under low-oxygen conditions – turns athletes into super-performers. Likewise, Prof. Guy Shakhar has found, oxygen-starved T cells become super-effective at attacking cancer. These T cells could provide an immediate...
20-Sep-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

LEGO-like Proteins Revealed

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Weizmann Institute scientists find that self-assembling protein complexes based on a single mutation could provide scaffolding for nanostructures
28-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Breaking Point

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The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Eran Bouchbinder has a new theory about why materials usually fail along the edges of a crack. His method will help calculate and predict the behavior of cracks in different materials and different conditions. In a...
28-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Reduce Shockwaves in Quantum Beam Experiments

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Weizmann Institute of Science researchers used aeronautical engineering to devise a simple method of reducing shockwaves and brightening beams. The method was inspired by the similarity of the “skimmers” used in physics experiments to the air...
9-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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